I have lower back problems (from a weak core so the physio tells me) and all kinds of issues with my feet and these shoes have been fantastic. The wide base help me to plant my feet on the ground and walk as I should. I have two pairs now, one for dog walking and one for everything else. I even wear them at home indoors! I spend a lot of money on shoes in order to find comfort and these are the best shoes I have found in a long time. The first pair I bought they did not have half sizes at the store so I went up which means I have to wear extra thick socks with them and still comfy for dog walking, the next pair I was able to get the half size and these feel a lot firmer but equally comfortable.